• Global firm now has approximately 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices and 33 countries
  • US practice has approximately 1,000 lawyers, including more than 300 in New York and more than 130 in Washington, DC

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke today announced the successful completion of their combination. The combination significantly strengthens the client offerings as well as the practice and industry capabilities of the newly expanded global firm.

After joining forces with Chadbourne & Parke – an international law firm with deep roots in New York and Washington, DC, and more than a century of practice – Norton Rose Fulbright has enhanced capabilities in project finance, bankruptcy, litigation and white collar disputes, tax, and Latin American finance and infrastructure work, among other areas. The combination deepens the firm’s formidable offering in key sectors like energy, infrastructure and finance, and expands the firm’s reach in the critical New York market. Following the combination, Norton Rose Fulbright will be among the 25 largest law firm offices in New York City.

Peter Martyr, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive, said:

“Bringing together Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne will enable Norton Rose Fulbright to provide even greater breadth and depth of services to our clients. We now offer enhanced capabilities in New York and Washington, DC, while our global platform expands to Mexico City, São Paulo and Istanbul.”

Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:


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“Our current and potential clients seek robust offerings from us in New York, Washington, DC, and California, which, along with Texas, are key US markets. We have found an outstanding fit with Chadbourne, which increases our client capabilities on both coasts.”

Andrew Giaccia, Vice Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Management Committee and immediate past Managing Partner of Chadbourne & Parke, commented:

“Having joined forces with Norton Rose Fulbright, we can now provide enhanced legal service to our clients in the world’s key business and financial centers. Our lawyers’ shared commitment to client service – along with our strong compatibilities in the areas of energy and infrastructure, banking, corporate and finance, project finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, litigation and regulatory law – makes this a powerful combination.”

Norton Rose Fulbright differentiated itself in the legal marketplace by becoming the first global law firm to be organized by industry sector. The firm is recognized as a legal leader for its work in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. The combination with Chadbourne significantly strengthens these sector capabilities, particularly in energy, infrastructure and financial institutions.